Semi-charmed Life - Willingness to Use and Related Contributing Factors Regarding Semi-public Charging Infrastructure for Electric Cars

  • Ralf PhilipsenEmail author
  • Imke Haverkämper
  • Hannah Biermann
  • Teresa Brell
  • Martina Ziefle
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1212)


Particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions are two of the main challenges of current mobility. The switch to electric drives, especially in motorized individual transport, could be part of the solution. However, the number of registrations of private battery electric vehicles (BEV) in Germany is currently increasing only slowly. Among other things, some user groups are currently difficult to address with electro-mobile offers, especially car drivers without their own parking space who would be dependent on public charging facilities. Semi-public charging stations, which are used by companies or authorities in certain periods of the day and are made available to the public outside these times, could be an additional offer here. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to better understand the users’ requirements for semi-public charging stations and to identify possible trade-offs. The results revealed that the station’s distance to the destination was the most important attribute followed by the temporal availability, the obligation to re-park, the costs, the surroundings, and finally the charging strategy. In contrast, user factors were of minor importance for the usage decision.


Electromobility Charging strategy Semi-public charging Conjoint analysis Usage decision 



This research was partly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Projects Cities in Charge, reference no. 01 MZ 18005C, and eMIND, reference no. 01 MZ 18015B). The authors thank all participants for sharing opinions on a novel technology. Furthermore, thanks go to those who see despite blindness for inspiring the paper title.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Philipsen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Imke Haverkämper
    • 1
  • Hannah Biermann
    • 1
  • Teresa Brell
    • 1
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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